Sequential Skin, which raised a total of $2.2M in funding in October 2021, is the first company that can have an in-depth look at the relationship between your genetics and skin microbiome. It will require you to undergo their Sequential Skin Test to assess the genetic predisposition that will inform you about your certain traits as well as how your skin microbiome is influenced by your present environment.
The said test will let you know the current state of your skin and even help you determine how your skin will evolve as time goes by. When you already have enough information on your skin, Sequential Skin will provide you with the right products and ingredients that suit your skin best.
The test will focus on your genetics. It has five categories: hydration, sensitivity response, sun protection, firmness, and anti-oxidant capacity. It will only take 10 seconds to be taken at home. The first step is to order the kit online. Once you receive it, you need to register your kit online. After the test, you just have to mail it to their laboratory, and the Sequential Skin team will handle it.
The Sequential Skin Report is your skincare blueprint that includes in-depth information on your genetics and microbiome. This will inform you of the type of skin you have and what you can do to improve it. The report is available on the Sequential Skin App. With just one click, you can get your results, recommendations, and tips.
The Sequential Skin team is composed of award-winning scientists. They are experts in microbiome research, genetics, and molecular science. Dr. Oliver Worsley, CEO and Co-founder of Sequential Skin, completed his Ph.D. at the Genome Institute of Singapore. He also won various awards like the top prize at the L’Oréal Innovation Runway 2018 and P&G Young Entrepreneurship Scheme.
Dr. Albert Dashi, Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of Sequential Skin, completed his Ph.D. at the National University of Singapore and the Genome Institute of Singapore. He also got the Singapore International Graduate Award from A*STAR and other awards.
The team uses next-generation gene-sequencing technology and deep molecular analysis to learn more about their client’s genes and skin environment. They maximized the use of their technology to recommend the best and most suitable products for each client. They want to improve the way consumers purchase cosmetics and other skin-related products.
The Sequential Skin Test has a Sequential Skin Patch that collects a sample of your bacteria cells and skin cells to analyze your microbiome and genetics. The technology that is tasked to do that is the Illumina and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. There is also a method called quantitative real-time PCR that is tasked to look for markers found in the human and bacteria DNA and provide the variants one carries as well as the impact on other genes.
Sequential Skin makes sure that its service is affordable, comprehensive, and reproducible. It is easy to use and to understand with an assurance that there is no bias in the results. For those who are interested to try its kit, they can easily go to Sequential Skin’s official website to order a kit.
The company can also be followed on Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin for easier communication. Each social media platform provides information on the importance of one’s skin and other skin-related tips. A simple Google search could also lead interested individuals to Sequential Skin’s website to learn more about the service.